Personal Development Favorites

Dear Diary,

When I feel like I need some inspiration, I look towards some type of personal development. I have read a few books and listened to some podcasts that really helped me better myself. Whether it be anxiety relief, self-love, or goal crushing; there’s a book for you. Since we are dealing with this new normal at home, it’s the perfect opportunity to cozy up with a good, inspirational book!

Favorite PD Books:

  • Girl, Wash Your Face
    • Rachel Hollis (You’ll notice very quickly that I LOVE Rachel Hollis and her husband.)
      • Rachel tells her inspiring life story and helps women overcome the common lies that they believe about themselves.
  • You Are a Badass
    • Jen Sincero
      • A great, witty book that explains how to stop doubting yourself and your greatness!
  • Atomic Habits
    • James Clear
      • A guide to breaking the habits you want to overcome!
  • 100 Days to Brave
    • Annie F. Downs
      • Devotionals that will give you the courage and confidence to be brave and reach your goals.
  • The Miracle Morning
    • Hal Elrod
      • This book teaches you how a morning routine sets you up for success. It then helps you create a routine of your own!
  • Better Than Before
    • Gretchen Rubin
      • Gretchen explains her research on how to break bad habits and develop good ones. She gives incredible examples and advice!
  • Make Your Bed
    • Willam H. McRaven
      • An explanation of how to think big while you take care of the small things, such as making your bed every day!

PD Books I Want to Read:

These are all on my want to read list! I don’t know a whole lot about them, so here’s my understanding of each.

  • Girl, Stop Apologizing
    • Rachel Hollis
      • Rachel continues her tips to overcome self-doubt and embrace your goals!
  • Get Out of Your Own Way
    • Dave Hollis (Yes, now we are onto Rachel’s husband…I told you I love them!)
      • I don’t know much about this one, but from what I understand, Dave tells his story how he was skeptical of self-help and self-improvement, but eventually gave in and became a better person and husband.
  • Own Your Everyday
    • Jordan Lee Dooley
      • An explanation of how to take the pressure off of yourself and find purpose in your everyday life.
  • The Subtle Act of Not Giving a F*ck
    • Mark Manson
      • Does this need much of an explanation?
  • The 12 Week Year
    • Brian P. Morgan & Michael Lennington
      • This book teaches you how and why you can accomplish your goals in 12 weeks rather than 12 months.

Favorite PD Podcasts:

  • RISE
    • Rachel Hollis
      • Rachel gives incredible advice to better yourself and your life!
  • Self-Made CEO
    • Adrienne Finch
      • Adrienne helps you become the CEO of your life, happiness, job, and overall success.
  • RISE Together
    • Rachel & Dave Hollis
      • My favs, Rachel and Dave, give tangible advice that will help you and your partner be the best versions of yourselves.
  • Kalyn’s Coffe Talk
    • Kalyn
      • Kalyn helps you overcome any battle that life throws your way! She has such an uplifting outlook and the most soothing voice!

All of my favorite books are linked, here!

Share your favorite personal development books and podcasts in the comments! And let me know if you check out any of mine!

Thanks so much for stopping by to read my not-so-secret diary!



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